This series is a collection of stories and perspectives of Traveling While Caribbean written by Caribbean travelers.
The purpose of this series is to give non-Caribbean readers a perspective on how travel is different for someone whose country’s history have crisscrossed many different nations, making the Caribbean people some of the most culturally mixed people on the planet. With a plethora of identities to choose from and also differences in skin color, a Caribbean traveler may interpret and be received by the world completely differently than their original colonizers. This series was also made for the Caribbean traveler as a safe space to discuss, share, feel, and know what to expect.
The traveling experience is different for everyone based on our backgrounds, our economic status, our color, our passports, our personalities, and so much more. Some things we can control, other things we can’t. IDENTITY is one of those things that is uncontrollably given assigned to us by the majority society and many times does not match what we self-identify with. These stories are something we should all take part in valuing as we live in a world of humans different from ourselves.
Perspective 3: I Am The First Haitian You’ve Ever Met by France Francois
Perspective 7: I Am Trinidadian Before I Am Anything Else by Malaika